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"I love dad because of who he is, and I think he's awesome!" Watch the award winning 6 minute documentary, "My Dad Matthew," from The Institute for Human Development and Wild Asperagus Productions.  

 
 

News

 

6/10/2019

WITH Foundation Awards $392,000 to Promote Comprehensive and Accessible Healthcare

AUCD was awarded funding to support the Turn up the HEAT On (Health is for Everyone Action Team). The project builds on successful efforts led by the AUCD to include Developmental Disabilities in medical education. The project will implement Developmental Disability (DD) competency in medical education by leveraging AUCD's network to build capacity and develop leadership of medical schools in a three- state pilot (West Virginia, Kentucky, and Alabama).

 
 

6/14/2019

Request for Proposals (RFP) from the WITH Foundation (WITH), the American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry (AADMD) and Ability Central

Enhancing the Resources, Programmatic Efforts, and/or Advocacy regarding Supported Decision-making for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC).

This is an invitation for collaborative proposals which focus on the development of additional resources, programmatic models, and/or advocacy related to Supported Decision-Making (SDM) for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC).

 
 

6/10/2019

Fellow Visits MN UCEDD from Kenya to Learn American Inclusive Employment Practices

Working in competitive employment is a long-term "and often difficult" goal for many people with disabilities. Those difficulties are even greater in developing countries like Kenya, but Daniel Mbugua Chege knows they can be overcome. "I believe in persistence," says Chege, an Inclusive Employment Fellow who established six community-based organizations in his native Kenya to reduce the stigmatization of people with disabilities while promoting their self-advocacy and economic self-reliance.

 
 

6/10/2019

The Center on Disability and Development at Texas A&M University Announces the 2017 PATHS (TX UCEDD)

The Postsecondary Access and Training in Human Services (PATHS) program at Texas A&M University is honored to announce the 2017 graduates. This year, 36 young men and women successfully graduated from the PATHS certificate program. The PATHS certificate program was developed in 2010 by Dr. Cheryl Grenwelge, Director of Transition Service Programs, Associate Professor, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension while working with the Center on Disability and Development at Texas A&M University.

 
 
 

AUCD Webinars

Technical Assistance Provided by UCEDDs

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Thursday, June 27, 2019
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

This webinar will address the Technical Assistance UCEDD core function. This is the fourth installment of a multi-part series titled "Coffee and TA," addressing the UCEDD core functions as categorized in NIRS.

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Public Policy

 

Tuesdays with Liz: Lisa Carey on Applying Research to Classrooms

Liz chats with Lisa Carey, Assistant Director of the Center for Innovation and Leadership in Special Education at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, about applying brain research in educational settings to better enable students with disabilities to learn.

 
 

Tuesdays with Liz: Andy Arias on Diversity in the Disability Movement

Liz chats with actor-advocate Andy Arias, a Policy Advisor at the U.S. Department of Labor, about his different identities and the importance of diversity in leadership in the disability movement.

 
 

Tuesdays with Liz: 'Mondays with Martha' Crossover Special

Liz is joined by Martha of 'Mondays with Martha' (https://youtu.be/Iv-3Jm6y85A) in this crossover episode. They chat about why they each started web series and encourage YOU to share your story.

 
 
 

Events

2019 AUCD Leadership Academy

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Sunday, June 23, 2019 - Friday, June 28, 2019
Location: Atlanta GA

The AUCD Leadership Academy is a week-long program designed to enhance the skills of current and emerging leaders from the disability network to build coalitions to improve systems of supports and services. The Leadership Academy seeks participants from UCEDDs, LENDs, and their disability partners to come together to immerse themselves for a week of study, shared experiences, self-evaluation, and skill development. Participants will engage with their cohort, Academy staff, local coaches, and national allies in the year following the experience. The Academy will focus on the exploration of shared values and commitments to civil and human rights, assessments of personal and leadership strengths, skills in building partnerships to achieve collective impact, and establishing personal and professional leadership goals.

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AAIDD 143 Annual Meeting

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Monday, June 24, 2019 - Thursday, June 27, 2019
Location: Twin Cities, MN

The 143rd AAIDD Annual Meeting will provide a forum for researchers, practitioners, policymakers, students and advocates to learn about innovations in our field that are being translated and implemented on a grander scale. Through knowledge translation we can change practices and policies through effectively communicating our research and creating change at all levels. In a political climate that is complex and dynamic, it is important to remain relevant through the thoughtful translation of our knowledge.

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Technical Assistance Provided by UCEDDs

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Thursday, June 27, 2019
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

This webinar will address the Technical Assistance UCEDD core function. This is the fourth installment of a multi-part series titled "Coffee and TA," addressing the UCEDD core functions as categorized in NIRS.

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AUCD 2019 Conference

AUCD 2019 Conference: Leading Change Together

 
 

AUCD Annual Report 2018

AUCD 2018 Annual Report

 
 

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